Slut!: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation

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Price
$18.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.36 X 8.12 X 0.74 inches | 0.51 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060957407

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About the Author

Leora Tanenbaum is the author of Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation and a rising young talent of journalism today. She has written for Newsday, Seventeen, Ms., and The Nation, among others, and appears regularly on a variety of national television programs. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Reviews
"Startling, poignant, real-life stories of how good girls are turned into 'sluts''and why. Leora Tanenbaum is a brilliant young writer."-- Gail Sheehy, author of "New Passages and "The Silent Passage""Slut! is a bracing corrective for any young woman who finds herself at the mercy of the double standard."-- Susan Faludi, author of "Backlash and "Stiffed"Leora Tanenbaum is one of the most astute and thoughtful of the new generation of feminist writers."-- Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of "Prozac Nation and "Bitch"An excellent book. . . . It should be mandatory for [students in] high schools and colleges to read it. These stories are heart-breaking."-- Janeane Garafolo, actor and comedian"Tanenbaum's argument is as sharp as the tongue of a ninth grade girl."-- "BUST Magazine"Leora Tanenbaum has taken one of the most hateful words of abuse and used it as the title of a book to help teenage girls."-- "CBS This Morning"Through bitter experience, either their own or a friend's, [young women] know that Leora Tanenbaum is right."-- "The Washington Post"An eye-opening book."-- "Redbook"Tanenbaum has written an important and alarming book; it deserves serious attention and should encourage serious action."-- "The Women's Review of Books"Tanenbaum [has made a] bold step into the literary world to start a bold discussion."-- "Newsday"Tanenbaum deserves praise for addressing the complications of sluttiness. . . . She makes interesting connections between sluttiness and braininess, gutsiness and independence. . . . This is refreshing stuff in light of the recent attention given to books such as "A Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit."-- "Nerve"Highly recommended for anyone who has ever judged or beenjudged--which means pretty much everyone."-- "Bitch Magazine""Slut! is a powerful book.... It has potential as an instructional tool (and a cautionary tale) for educators."-- "Seattle Times"A brisk and straightforward analysis of sexual harassment among preteens and adolescents. . . . An especially good resource for young women and their parents."-- "Publishers Weekly"Offers up striking images of the cruelty of teenagers, both male and, more significantly, female, toward the girls whom they have labeled 'sluts.'"-- "Kirkus Reviews"As Tanenbaum persuasively shows, slut-bashing has enormous consequences for everyone, not only for the girls who are harassed."--"San Francisco Bay Times